Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, Tea Party Darling and current US Senator for the State of Texas, was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (where they are now ridiculing him) on December 22, 1970 in a socialist hospital. Ted’s parents made their living in the oil industry. Ted renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2013.
Today he made his official announcement that he will seek the Presidency of the United States in 2016. We have to ask ourselves if this is the sort of person we want running our country and representing our interests throughout the world.
So let’s take a look at Ted Cruz. According to VoteSmart.org he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Princeton in 1992 and graduated Harvard Law School in 1995.
From 1995 through 1997 he was a law clerk and from 1997 through 1999 he was a practicing attorney.
In 1999 and 2000 he was the Domestic Policy Advisor for George W. Bush’s Presidential Campaign. And through 2001 he was the Department of Justice’s Coordinator for the Bush-Cheney transition team.
In 2001 he was the Director of Policy Planning for the Federal Trade Commission. And from 2003 through 2008 he was the Solicitor General of Texas. (NPR reports: “As solicitor general, he defended Texas’ death penalty, the constitutionality of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and the state’s congressional redistricting map.”)
In 2008 he went back to practicing law.
In 2012, with no prior political experience, the people of Texas elected him to represent them as the Senator in the United States Congress.
There are several things that are cause for concern with Ted Cruz and his craving for power. For example, even though he gets a rating of ZERO from the Disable American Veterans Group, and he himself has never served, he is on the Armed Services Committee. And even though he gets ZERO ratings almost across the board on Foreign Affairs he is on the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Committee. He also has very low ratings on the environment (even being called unfit to run because of his views) but he is on several committees that oversee science, space, oceans, atmosphere, etc.
Among Senate freshman, only one other Senator has introduced more bills and resolutions. Ted Cruz has introduced 97 bills, only three of which have become law and 56 of which are described as “Purpose will be available when the amendment is proposed for consideration. See Congressional Record for text” which all appear to have gone nowhere.
5 of the 97 bills were to either repeal, defund or block funding for the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare.
Of the remaining bills and resolutions, most named or titled with words that would indicate completely the opposite of their contents include, but are not limited to:
- 2 deport unaccompanied child refugees, one of which was named, “Protect Children and Families Through the Rule of Law Act”
- 2 that would prohibit the Department of the Treasury from assigning tax statuses to organizations based on their political beliefs and activities
- 1 extremely misleadingly called the “SuperPAC Elimination Act” which would actually “eliminate the caps on direct contributions to candidates from individuals”
- 1 called “Free Speech For All” when in reality it would prohibit any law from having “any force or effect with respect to American citizens to the extent that its application to a media corporation is found unconstitutional.”
- 1 called “Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act” which would provide a tax exclusion for compensation paid to members of the armed forces that assist in the Ebola outbreak–which would also require that they be quarantined for not less than 21 days when they return home.
- 1 that would prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States
- 1 that would require proof of citizenship for registration to vote in elections for Federal office
- 1 renames a Texas courthouse and 1 renames a DC plaza
- 1 that would require the Secretary of State to offer rewards of up to $5 million for information regarding the attacks in Benghazi
- 1 to “defend marriage”, or in other words, deny a large percentage of the population the ability to marry the person they love
- 1 suspends the closing of Guantanamo and the transfer of its detainees
- 1 removes “statutory and administrative barriers” on energy production–in other words make it easier for big oil and coal to pollute
Do these views and “accomplishments” indicate a good candidate for the leader of the free world?
It’s very troubling when people don’t vote or don’t take the time to research when they do. Ted Cruz has proven himself to be anti-education, anti-science, an anti-immigration immigrant, irresponsible, out of touch and obsessed with taking away healthcare (which I’m assuming is because melatonin) and abolishing the IRS. And a liar. Politifact found that only 2 percent of claims made by Ted Cruz are true:
Now, WATCH Ted Cruz announce his candidacy strategically planned on the 5th Anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act:
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